Monday, October 4, 2010

October 4 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jody Stephens!

Jody Stephens, Big Star, Big Star Drummer

Musicians Born On October 4

1929 Leroy Van Dyke (Walk On By)
1944 Patti Labelle (Patricia Holt)
1947 Jim Fielder (Mothers of Invention)
1952 Jody Stephens (Big Star)
1957 Barbara K. MacDonald (Timbuk 3)
1959 Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)
1962 Jon Secada
1965 Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowers)

Deaths On October 4

1970 Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin Death

Number 1 In The Charts On October 4

1962 Tornados: 'Telstar' UK 45
1969 Beatles: 'Abbey Road' UK LP
1975 David Essex: 'Hold Me Close' UK 45
1975 Pink Floyd: 'Wish You Were Here' UK LP
1975 Pink Floyd: 'Wish You Were Here' US LP
1980 Queen: 'Another One Bites the Dust' US 45
1986 Paul Simon: 'Graceland' UK LP
1997 Boyz II Men : 4 Seasons Of Loneliness : US single
1997 Oasis : Be Here Now : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 4

1957 Annual NME poll results announced: Pat Boone is voted world's No. 1 singer, with Elvis Presley second. The top two UK groups are King Brothers and Stargazers

1964 Souvenir Press publish the Brian Epstein/Derek Taylor book 'A Cellarful of Noise'

1968 Paul McCartney records 'Martha My Dear' for Beatles' 'White Album' at Trident Studio

1969 Crosby, Stills and Nash hit US chart with 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes', a song written for Judy Collins by Stephen Stills

1980 Original Deep Purple singer Rod Evans fronts a 'bogus' Deep Purple tour of North America but is prevented from performing when other members of the group file a court injunction

1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of the Pope during an appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

1996 Van Halen announces that Gary Cherone (former lead singer with Extreme) has been chosen to replace Sammy Hagar

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